Cruise meeting and incentive specialist Landry & Kling has partnered with industry veteran George Gehl, whose newly re-branded company, Corporate Cruise Consultants Inc., will promote and sell cruise events under the Landry & Kling corporate banner, it announced last week.
Gehl, founder of Contacts Unlimited Inc. — a resource for corporate and third-party meeting planners — has specialized in ship sourcing for meeting planners, associations, and corporate and affinity groups. He will use his expertise to help Landry & Kling diversify its client base.
"I look forward to working closely with Landry & Kling's seasoned operations team," Gehl said. "It's great for my team to have access to their value-added services for our clients, and I eagerly anticipate having more time to devote to sales — my favorite part of the industry."
Added Landry & Kling Chief Operating Officer Mark Phillips, "This partnership combines the strengths of each organization — Landry & Kling's sales and operations expertise in the planning and delivery of incentive cruises, corporate charters and special event housing solutions, such as the Jacksonville Super Bowl; plus George Gehl's depth of experience with pure meetings and affinity cruises — resulting in a more diverse business mix."